Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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NAT073 - (Mba-NDP-Leadership) WINNIPEG. x-35s. (Steve Lambert) Manitoba's Opposition New Democrats have chosen a new leader: Indigenous rights activist and rookie politician Wab Kinew (WAWB' kih-NOO'). (opens with sound) (WA) (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

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NAT074 - (Mba-NDP-Leadership) WINNIPEG. x-11s. Wab Kinew (WAWB' kih-NOO') has been elected leader of Manitoba's New Democratic Party. The Indigenous activist and rookie politician beat his only rival, Steve Ashton, by a 3-to-1 margin. Kinew has faced questions about his troubled past, including criminal convictions and two domestic violence charges that were stayed by the Crown. Kinew says he is ready to deal with attack ads from his opponents. ("..for their values.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

TAG: Within minutes of Kinew's victory, the governing Tories launched a web site that highlighted Kinew's past controversies. …

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